Even as a preschooler he loved to draw. His father Leslie Taylor, was a local sign writer, painting innumerable trucks, awnings and banners until the late sixties, when the family moved to Malton.
Rick taught elementary school for 27 years, while also enjoying a lively and productive career as an artist. In 2000 he left teaching to pursue a full time career as an artist.
Although Rick’s preoccupation is painting, he is also an active cartoonist and illustrator. His autobiographical cartoon strip, The Blackboard Jumblehas appeared for many years in a variety of publications. He illustrated the critically acclaimed comic book series Wordsmith and in the early nineties he drew Sandman Mystery Theater for D.C. Comics.
Rick also produced a large volume of short stories and sketchbooks for Caliber Comics, as well as the four issue espionage adventure, “The Silencers,” the supernatural thriller “The Raven Chronicles” and finally his own adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “Salome.”
Rick’s graphic novel, “Growing Up with Comics” is his most recent published work.
A lifelong learner, Rick has attended art classes at Humber College, Sheridan College, O.C.A.D., York University, The University of Guelph, and Springbank Visual Arts Centre.
Artist, Rick Taylor, was born in Fergus, Ontario.
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Rick Taylor – News
A few years ago, Rick decided to devote much of his attention to one of his loves, the challenging, but rewarding medium of watercolour. His new work was quickly picked up by a number of collectors and Rick was soon represented by Nancy Poole's Studio in Toronto. In recent years he has switched his focus to oil or acrylic on canvas. Rick and his wife Krista are avid travelers, and he has painted and sketched [...]